Re: Nanotech: Open Source or Proprietary

From: Emlyn (onetel) (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 00:52:52 MDT

Say you have a fully locked-in, patented general assembler, owned by one
company. Surely, if anyone else could get use of this assembler (via
licencing) , they could use it to make a new assembler which worked in an
entirely different way, which would circumvent the patent. Probably it would
work better, too, it's design being based on the existence of a previously
constructed assembler.


Paul Hughes wrote:
> I'm still hoping this thread generates some debate. To me it seems,
> this one of the more important challenge we're going to have to face
> over the next decade.
> Below is a post I made to the Transdot site about nanotech property
> rights, and a thoughtful response by Saige follows:

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